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Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix in perfect start to title defence

Lewis Hamilton defied the odds to hold off Max Verstappen and win the Bahrain Grand Prix.
In a fascinating conclusion to the opening race of the year, Hamilton and Verstappen raced all the way to the chequered flag, with the former crossing the line just 0.7 seconds ahead of his rival.
Verstappen appeared to have won the grand prix after driving past Hamilton around the outside of Turn 4, with just three laps remaining.
But the Dutchman was instructed by his team to give the position back to Hamilton, fearing their star driver would be penalised by the stewards for running off the track.

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Michael Schumacher’s fiercest rivals to give son Mick rude awakening to F1 life

Nine years after the legendary Michael Schumacher called time on his glittering Formula One career, one of the most famous names in motorosport returns to the grid this weekend.
Mick, the 22-year-old son of the seven-time world champion, will make his eagerly-awaited F1 bow at the Bahrain Grand Prix, having signed a multi-year agreement with American team Haas.
The German youngster is signed up to Ferrari’s famed Driver Academy and will eventually hope to emulate his father’s success with the Scuderia, who helped Schumacher Snr win five titles.

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Bernie Ecclestone claims Hamilton “being used by Black Lives Matter movement”

Bernie Ecclestone has claimed Lewis Hamilton is “being used by the Black Lives Matter movement” over the Formula One star’s anti-racism stance.
And the former F1 supremo has astonishingly said nobody would have been wearing anti-discrimination T-shirts on Grand Prix podiums or taking a knee before races had he still been in charge of the sport.
Hamilton spoke out against racism issues within F1 in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in the United States last year.

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg no longer speak after friendship fell apart

They were the best of friends growing up, despite their hugely different upbringings.
The kid from the Stevenage council estate and the boy brought up in the luxury of Monaco.
During their teenage karting careers, teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg joked about one day competing in the same team for the Formula 1 world championship.
But that dream descended into a nightmare over three years at Mercedes from 2014-2016.
In Netflix ’s series Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Rosberg looks back on his karting friendship and fierce F1 rivalry with Hamilton.

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